Homesown flowers and plants: what’s available for May 31st

Currently, I am unable to have a stall at the market, but plants and flowers can be ordered by email; you can choose to pick them up from Sofacoma Market after 10.00am or have them delivered directly to your home on Sunday morning between 10.00am and midday. Payment can be made via BACS or with cash in an envelope.

Thank you to everyone who ordered flowers and plants last week. This week there are a small number of half hardy annuals and vegetables available. The weather forecast continues to look good with sunny days and warm nights. Most plants are in 9cm pots and are ready to be planted out having been hardened off. Below are pictures of what they will look like later in the Summer when they start to flower or fruit.

Half Hardy Annuals:

All plants in 9cm pots are £1.50; the nasturtiums and Cosmos Click Cranberries in 7 cm pots are £1.25.

These are lovely plants for the garden and for cutting too.

Cosmos Dazzler or Click Cranberries: Dazzler has a beautiful, buttercup shape flower in carmine pink and ferny leaves which make this a fantastic plant. Can grow up to 4′ tall and produces flowers until the first frost. It likes sun and should be planted 18” apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Click Cranberries is very similar in growing habit, but has wine red double ruffled flowers.

Zinnia Elegans Early Wonder Mix: A very pretty mix of vibrant flowers ranging from bright pink and yellow to red. Can grow over 2′ and should be planted 8” apart in a sunny position in well drained soil.

Antirrhinum Chantilly White: strong pure white spires which can reach over 2′. Needs full sun ideally, but seems to cope with some shade in my garden. Should be planted a foot apart. Prolific and long flowering. Mine even survived this mild Winter to flower again this year.

Coreopsis ‘Incredible Tall Mixed’: lovely and easy for the back of a border. Can reach 4′ and so might need staking. Enjoys full sun and should be planted 18” apart.

Phlox Cherry Caramel: a real favourite – it is a beautiful and productive flower which has a delicious scent. The stems are a little spindly so can use support, but they are also lovely spilling over the edge of a container. Benefit from being planted in sun around 12” apart.

Nasturtium Black Velvet: a very glamorous flower which also has the benefit (along with the leaves) of being edible. Fairly compact compared to most nasturtiums, it can be used as ground cover or planted in containers. Likes sun, but can cope with some shade.


Pot luck tomato plants are on offer at a reduced price: £1.00 a pot. Missing their labels they will be one of the following, but I can’t guarantee which one!

Cherry Tomatoes: Sweet One Million or Gardener’s Delight: Both delicious cherry varieties which do well grown outside or under cover. Need support.

Cosoluto Fiorentino: a very tasty Italian tomato of medium size.

Black Krim: a truly beautiful tasting large tomato which does well in our climate including when it is grown outdoors. Prolific and wonderful.

Courgettes, cucumbers and the small, and very tasty, munchkin squash are growing fast and are ready to order for this week at £1.50 a pot.


Bouquets of flowers are supplied in a jar, from small bunches at £5.00 to larger ones at £10.00 and £20.00. If you would prefer a bucket of your own flowers to arrange, it can be delivered starting at £15.00. All the flowers and foliage are grown (and sometimes foraged) by me with a light environmental footprint and an organic approach. The flowers will vary each week depending on what is growing in my garden and flower patch, though if there is a particular colour palette you prefer let me know. Flowers can be gift wrapped and delivered in a vase – just ask when ordering.

This week’s flowers will include: anenomes, cornflowers, delphiniums, roses, orlaya, foxgloves, geum, astrantia, love in a mist, peonies and a range of foliage.

If you email me with what you would like before Friday at 6.00pm, I will confirm your order and you can pay via BACS or cash/cheque in an envelope at the market.